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Zita Katona

Zita Katona
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I am a Hungarian-born designer based in Scotland, mixing my background in both graphic and textile design to create products, surface pattern designs, and material and context research. My approach is multidisciplinary and holistic focusing both on the specifics of the end use and the wider context.

I’m inspired by the present: the Anthropocene, human-made environments and industrial materials and landscapes, logistics, transportation, construction and architecture; and also natural, but human-discovered mathematical patterns found in outer space or under microscopes. I like to find order and beauty in things considered ugly or uninteresting, but my style is not always delicate, infact it’s often bold and rough – I like working with materials such as industrial quality jute or rusty metals.
Award-winning graphic and textile designer with experience in product and surface pattern design for interiors and fashion; printed layout design and production, pre-press and creative artworking, digital fabric printing, production management and quality control, screen printing, industrial fabric finishing and fibre arts.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Fashion & Textiles Design MA, Heriot-Watt University, 2017
Graphic Design BA, University of Hertfordshire, 2011
Light Industry Engineering (Product Design) BSc,
University of Óbuda, 2010

AWARDS:
New Lanark Textile Competition - 1st Prize
The Textile Society - Postgraduate Student Award
Bradford Design Competition (Prestigious Textiles Award) - Commendation
ArtKudos Shortlist 2014;
Visualising Corruption (Infographic competition),
2nd prize, 2013;
Prosperity Illustrated, 2nd Prize, 2013;
The Conqueror Typographic Games, 3rd prize, 2012.
Amsterdam Café
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  • Amsterdam Café
  • Mixed Media
Gentrified Area
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  • Gentrified Area
  • Digital print
Harbour Skipyard
  • Zita Katona
  • Harbour Skipyard
  • Digital print
The Scottish Borders Project
  • Zita Katona
  • The Scottish Borders Project
  • Stitched
The Dundee Project
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  • The Dundee Project
  • Mixed Media
Cracks
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  • Cracks
  • Stitched
Signalling System Error
  • Zita Katona
  • Signalling System Error
  • Mixed Media
The Wrong Signal
  • Zita Katona
  • The Wrong Signal
  • Mixed Media

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